Historical Events For July - 23
Tuesday, 26 September 2017
1959 VP Richard Nixon begins visit on USSR on July - 23.
1960 On July - 23 15th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Betsy Rawls
1961 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Cosmopolitan Golf Open on July - 23.
1961 Esther Dale, actress (Birdie-Ma & Pa Kettle), dies after surgery at 75 on this day in history.
1964 On this day in history egyptian munition ship "Star of Alexandria" explodes at dockside in Bone, Algeria. 100 die, 160 injured, $20 million damage
1964 Jan PML de Vries, Dutch germanist/folklorist, dies at 74 on this day in history.
1965 On this day in history beatles "Help" is released in the UK
1966 Cavern Club in Liverpool reopens on July - 23.
1966 Napoleon XIV releases "They're Coming to Take Me Away, Ha! Ha!" on this day in history.
1966 Donald Novis, singer/actor (Pajama Game), dies at 60 on July - 23.
1967 43 killed in racial rebellion in Detroit (2,000 injured, 442 fires) on this day in history.
1967 On July - 23 pirate Radio Swinging Scotland closes down for financial reasons
1967 Race riots claiming 43 erupts in Detroit on July - 23.
1968 On this day in history fred Blasie wins 5th wrestling world championship belt
1968 PLO's first hijacking of an El Al plane on this day in history.
1968 On July - 23 race riot in Cleveland, 11 including 3 cops killed
1968 On July - 23 don Lillis, NFL president (NY Jets)
1969 Deli Floyd, writer, dies on this day in history.
1971 Van Heflin, actor (Great Adventure), dies at 60 on July - 23.
1972 Eddy Merckx (Belgium) wins his 4th consecutive Tour de France on July - 23.
1972 The first Earth Resources Technology Satellite (ERTS) is launched on this day in history.
1973 On July - 23 ozark AL plane knocked out of the air by lightning, St Louis-36 die
1973 On July - 23 eddie Rickenbacker, WW I fighter pilot, dies at 82
1974 On this day in history greek military dictatorship collapses
1974 Mary Forbes, actress (Nun-Les Miserables, Ivy), dies at 90 on this day in history.
1976 Wings release "Let 'em In" on this day in history.
1976 Wilhelmina Von Bremen, 4X100 relay sprinter (Oly-gold-32), dies at 64 on July - 23.
1977 Washington jury convicts 12 Hanafi Moslems on hostage charges on July - 23.
1977 René de Vos, Dutch actor/composer (Jij Bent Mijn Leven), dies at 79 on July - 23.
1978 On this day in history israeli cabinet rejects Sadat's call for return of 2 Sinai areas
1979 On this day in history e Bowell discovers asteroid #2736 Ops
1979 Keith Godchaux, rocker (Grateful Dead), dies in a car accident at 31 on July - 23.
1980 Billy Carter admits to being paid by Libya on July - 23.
1980 On this day in history river of No Return Wilderness Area designated by Jimmy Carter